Neck pain due to malocclusion – Medical Case 118A
SYMPTOMS OF THE PATIENT
The main symptom reported by this patient, a 29-year-old girl, is a constant and very annoying neck pain that, despite many previous attempts, has not been resolved.
From the routine gnathological visit, it is immediately clear that the position of the head is not vertical (it is tilted to the right), that the median line of the arches is also diverted to the right, that the bite is slightly open, that the upper left canine is partially included and 46 is missing.
The purpose of therapy is to restore the correct position of the jaw. To do this first it is necessary to have repositioned the partially enclosed canine and closed the bite again.
Therapy should then be concluded with the insertion of the 46 missing.
With the closure of the bite and the repositioning of the jaw, the patient has also recovered the correct position of the head and no longer has cervical pain.
In this case it can be seen that an orthognathic therapy on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), intended to restore its correct functioning, can also influence the patient's posture, successfully contributing to the resolution of pain problems connected to it.
Also on this occasion, the MEAW therapy proved to be particularly effective.
The result proved to be stable over time as shown by the patient interview 7 years after the end of the treatment.
PATIENT INTERVIEW 7 YEARS AFTER THE END OF TREATMENT
...7 YEARS LATER
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